Hartford, CT: Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation, 2007. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 192, illustrated 24 color illustrations, 22 duotones, and 10 b/w plans and sketches. Mild ex-library markings. Very good in very good dust jacket. Item #19255
This volume presents an account of Weidenmann's life (1829-1893) with particular emphasis on his distinguished career. His practice began in New York and the surrounding region immediately after his migration from Switzerland in 1856. Two of his grandest projects remain in Hartford, Connecticut - Bushnell Park and Cedar Hill Cemetery - both still faithful to his plan and still in use. The Grand Stair Plaza, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, stands as a monument to his work in the Midwest. Weidenmann's nineteen year alliance with Frederick Law Olmsted is carefully recorded, as are his own private commissions and numerous writings. Each commission is brought to life with client anecdotes, and most are well illustrated with plans, sketches, and drawings.